According to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management:
Learn how to properly dispose of your medications.
leftover pharmaceutical products, whether in liquid or solid form, cause problems once they are disbursed into the environment. Our wastewater facilities are not designed to remove pharmaceutical waste.
As a result, all of these items should be disposed of with the same attention as hazardous waste materials. Some reminders to consider:
- Never pour medications down the drain or toilet. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if they will accept unwanted or expired pharmaceuticals.
- Never give or sell unwanted or expired medicines to family or friends.
- Take unwanted medicines and electronic equipment to special collections in your community.